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Since the 1990s the extraordinary decline and extinction of amphibian populations worldwide has alarmed scientists because of the frequency of the losses, concern about the role amphibians might play as indicators of environmental deterioration, and growing evidence that frogs and salamanders disappeared without obvious causes in the midst of protected areas. Extinction in Our Times unravels the mystery of amphibian biodiversity loss by exploring alone and
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together possible causes such as commercial exploitation, competition and predation by exotic species, habitat loss, climate change, environmental toxins, and emerging infectious diseases.
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<br>"Extinction in Our Times is centered on the global problem of declines and extinctions of amphibians, but it has important things to say to anyone interested in how science, policy and conservation can interact in the face of crisis. It is worthwile reading for anyone interested in conserving biological diversity."--TREE<br>"I would recommend this book to anyone who wants an informative read that will allow him or her to understand the problem discussed as well as gain a perspective on how biological scientists proceed with their pursuits."--Bioscience<br>"There are many reasons for every zoo herpetologist to own this book...readable and comprehensible for the layman but is also valuable for the specialist."--Herpetological Review<br>"Extinction in Our Times sets out the key events that led to a realisation that amphibian declines were not only real, but were also occurring globally. It is a valuable and well-considered addition to the arsenal of evidence that we need to execute a
<br>James P. Collins is Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment at the School of Life Life Sciences, Arizona State University, and the Assistant Director for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation. <br>Martha L. Crump is Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University and the author of Headless Males Make Great Lovers.<br>
PREFACE; 1. Declining Amphibian Populations and the Biodiversity Crisis; 2. Rallying Around the Issue of Amphibian Declines; 3. Challenges, Correlates, and Hypotheses; 4. Introduced Species, Commerce, and Land Use Change; 5. Contaminants, Global Change, and Emerging Infectious Diseases; 6. Unraveling the Mystery; 7. Amphibian Chytrid Fungus as a Cause of Declines and Extinctions; 8. How Can Science and Conservation Make a Difference?; 9. Science Policy and Reacting to a Challenge; 10. Leaping between Mysteries; LITERATURE CITED